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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 2 weeks ago

Answered by Vallode 20 hours ago

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Firefox 78.0.1 hangs trying to access websites but other browsers can

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on.… (read more)

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on. Apparently, my desktop browser was updated to Firefox 78.0.1 (64-bit) on 7-1-2020. Since that time, I have been unable to access any websites from Firefox including mozilla.org. I am connected through WiFi. After downloading the Opera browser I have been able to access any website with no problems. I read community troubleshooting on this issue and tried various fixes including turning off IPv6. I read the community article about turning off my personal firewall. I was unaware of using any firewall so I installed Gufw Firewall 18.04.0. Running this program shows my firewall status is "OFF". I checked my AT&T modem and could not find any firewall settings that specifically mentioned Firefox. I would like to continue using Firefox since I use it on my phone and laptop also use it.

My laptop is a Dell Vostro 1520 running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64 bit. It also accesses the internet through the same WiFi. It currently has no problems loading web sites with Firefox version 78.0.1

Please help.

Asked by charles.goodrich 6 days ago

Answered by charles.goodrich 5 days ago

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Cannot remove Adblock Plus extension

Hi, I cannot find the way to remove the Adblock Plus extension for the life of me. It says "Can't be removed". I re-started in Safe-Mode, and it still cannot be removed.… (read more)

Hi,

I cannot find the way to remove the Adblock Plus extension for the life of me. It says "Can't be removed". I re-started in Safe-Mode, and it still cannot be removed. I did Firefox's "fresh re-install" thing, which is supposed to remove all extensions, and it's still there. Should I report the extension? Help.

Thanks

Asked by iluataj 2 weeks ago

Answered by iluataj 2 weeks ago

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How to disable "single click selects all" in new QuantumBar?

In the past I was able to set the setting ``` browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll ``` to disable that a single click into the address bar … (read more)

In the past I was able to set the setting ``` browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll ``` to disable that a single click into the address bar selects the whole url. Is it possible to achieve this with the new QuantumBar somehow?

Asked by Nils 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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Permission denied errors on some sites clicking on a button.

On some sites and a NextCloud installation, I suddenly cannot click on some links that report following error in the console: Uncaught Error: Permission denied to access … (read more)

On some sites and a NextCloud installation, I suddenly cannot click on some links that report following error in the console: Uncaught Error: Permission denied to access property "apply"

   jQuery 7
   clear searchprovider.js:292
   attach merged-index.js:11661
   jQuery 8
   _setCurrentDir merged-index.js:5820
   changeDirectory merged-index.js:5752
   actionHandler merged-index.js:3432
   action merged-index.js:2894
   _onClickFile merged-index.js:4757
   Underscore 3
   jQuery 2
       dispatch
       handle

I've checked and disabled add-ons to see if these were blocking somehow, but no result. It worked fine before, so my suspicion is something changed in FF78? Thanks!

Asked by artelse 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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wss websocket stopped working

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome. What happened??? Port is open. Connect … (read more)

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome.

What happened???

Port is open. Connect when running websocket.org/echo.html in chrome but not in firefox

Asked by just-money 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 5 days ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 4 days ago

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Problem with Wayland and context-Menu

I am in Fedora 32 with Gnome and Wayland…when i want to change the properties of an bookmark in the sidebar, the context-menu doesn't work. Did anyone notice the problem … (read more)

I am in Fedora 32 with Gnome and Wayland…when i want to change the properties of an bookmark in the sidebar, the context-menu doesn't work. Did anyone notice the problem or is there an bug report? (i do not know where i have to look at :/ )

Asked by Gre0 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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How to restore address bar behavior and line height in 75.0?

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that … (read more)

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that taking away more vertical space will help their browser have "Focused, clean search experience that's optimized for smaller laptop screens" as they state in the release notes. Outrageous.

Now tell me how to go back to the old behavior.

I want a full horizontal length search result widget as it was before.

I DO NOT want an ENLARGED address bar while searching. Simply annoying that it changes its size and looks like popping out from the upper top toolbar every damn time I type something into it.

I want the ORIGINAL LINE HEIGHT of search results in the expanded address bar.

I want an address bar that doesn't expand when focused with Alt+D, like the old one.

I haven't found an about:config option to restore old behavior. However, a userChrome.css workaround is still good for me.

Asked by highbaser 3 months ago

Answered by elched 3 months ago

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Cannot find bookmark manager

Show me how to find the bookmark manager I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more). I had several machines with different purpose… (read more)

Show me how to find the bookmark manager

I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more).

I had several machines with different purposes and when I got a Firefox account, I signed them all in. Now the bookmarks are chaotic, and I want to combine them in a more rational way. I need a real manager that allows me to do this. I'm sure there is one, but I cannot find it.

Currently FF 77.0.1, according to help.

Asked by Kevin 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Is it possible to change the settings for the auto-selection of the URL in the address bar?

Hi all, I just changed to Firefox ESR since some websites are not being correctly displayed in the "normal" firefox, this version works much better but I don't like that … (read more)

Hi all, I just changed to Firefox ESR since some websites are not being correctly displayed in the "normal" firefox, this version works much better but I don't like that when I click in the address bar I have to double-click to select the URL, not like in the "normal" firefox, so, I just want to know if there is a way to change to when I click it automatically the URL gets selected. Thanks!

I am using Firefox Extended Support Release 68.10.0esr (64-bit) in MX Linux 19.2

Asked by TheGhost 1 week ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 week ago

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Automatically scroll a webpage using inspector console....

HI.. Is it possible to have firefox automatically scroll to the bottom of a long webpage using the inspector console :? I'd like to automatically scroll to the bottom &am… (read more)

HI.. Is it possible to have firefox automatically scroll to the bottom of a long webpage using the inspector console :? I'd like to automatically scroll to the bottom & then work my way back up to the top manually. Is this possible :? Many thanks in advanced....

Asked by dTour 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Why isn't DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Searx, etc. Default search engine?

Hello SUMO Team! I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manua… (read more)

Hello SUMO Team!

  I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manually add Startpage and others... 

 It just hurts me how a privacy browser has the Google search engine as default after all, most people come to Firefox for privacy and Google is the opposite. Maybe one of the developers can change that?

Thank you so much for trying to help me and Stay Safe!

Asked by Tommy 1 month ago

Answered by McCoy 1 month ago

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Udemy is not playing videos

Hi, The version of Firefox 68.9 on Linux CentOS 8.2 has problem playing videos from https://www.udemy.com Testing on macOS and Windows 10 the Udemy Courses are presented … (read more)

Hi,

The version of Firefox 68.9 on Linux CentOS 8.2 has problem playing videos from https://www.udemy.com Testing on macOS and Windows 10 the Udemy Courses are presented fine. I get dark video.

Asked by joseluisbz 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

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Prining: help needed

Hello all, I have a very strange problem and I need help like anything. My system is Mint 19.2 based on Ubuntu 18.04. I was using a Ricoh Printer model SP 111. I was abl… (read more)

Hello all,

I have a very strange problem and I need help like anything.

My system is Mint 19.2 based on Ubuntu 18.04. I was using a Ricoh Printer model SP 111. I was able to print from this printer using any app like LibreOffice or Adobe Reader. But intermittently a problem occur. Whenever I send a print from any app to this printer this only pass a single blank page. The strange thing is that during the problem too I am able to print any document from firefox. Though i am able to print only 2-3 pages correctly from firefox. If i give more than 4-5 pages it may be passing only second page to printer.

Can anyone please help me short out this problem so that I be able to print from other applications too.

One thing may help me if I know how firefox send prints to this printer and what method firefox use to send print to this printer.

I am using https://github.com/madlynx/ricoh-sp100 community driver for this printer Ricoh SP 111.

Asked by ajku500 1 week ago

Answered by ajku500 1 week ago

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How to create a new toolbar

Using Firefox 77.0.1 on Linux. How do I create|add a new toolbar? Searches here and on Google show massive hits but none I can find to explain. It used to be available un… (read more)

Using Firefox 77.0.1 on Linux. How do I create|add a new toolbar? Searches here and on Google show massive hits but none I can find to explain. It used to be available under the toolbar button on the customize page.

Asked by Lokrin 1 week ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 week ago

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Linux, .desktop files, Sites in App Mode

Hello, all... I'm running Solus 4.1 with the 5.6.18-155 kernel on my Asus UX330UAR and Firefox Nightly 79.0a1 (2020-06-26) (64-bit). Currently, I used Android Messages fo… (read more)

Hello, all...

I'm running Solus 4.1 with the 5.6.18-155 kernel on my Asus UX330UAR and Firefox Nightly 79.0a1 (2020-06-26) (64-bit). Currently, I used Android Messages for Web via a "webapp" in Brave and am provided a "desktop icon" for that window; however, I'd much rather use my default Firefox and just discovered the "browser.ssb.enabled" setting.

The "trouble" is doing so does not provide any icon to launch by itself; that is, I must be already in Firefox to use the "App Mode."

Any ideas on how to accomplish this dream?

Thanks for any ideas!

Asked by Bryan Moore 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago